Listed below are some of the most common faults that lead to failing the Irish driving test.

February 12, 2014 1:50 pm
  1. Driving faster than you should for the road or traffic conditions.
  2. Not obeying traffic controls, such as traffic lights and road signs and markings.
  3. Not enough observation when changing lanes or moving off at junctions and roundabouts.
  4. Having the wrong road position on road bends, on the straight, when turning left & right, at roundabouts, and when overtaking.
  5. Not enough progress at roundabouts, junctions, on the straight, or when overtaking.
  6. Not using your mirrors and signals correctly or enough.
  7. Not using your car controls properly, or not using them enough or at an appropriate time. These controls include the steering, your gears, the accelerator, the clutch, the brakes (handbrake & footbrake) and secondary controls.
  8. Failing to yield the ‘right of way’ to others.
  9. Incorrect procedure when reversing the car and during turnabout manoeuvres.
  10. Not anticipating what other road users may do.